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Freedom to Choose What’s Best for Your Baby

adoption may be what's best for you and your babyAdoption is a loving and thoughtful decision, which pregnant women and moms make in the best interest of their child. Each woman faces her own unique goals, circumstances, and limitations, in addition to the hopes she has for her child’s life.

At Lifetime, we believe that women should never be pressured to parent OR place her baby, rather encouraged to make a healthy plan for the child’s future, as well as her own.

If you’re thinking about adoption, know that you have a voice in every part of the adoption process. Here are just a few of the many choices you have with modern adoption:

  • Pick your baby’s adoptive parents from dozens of families, of all races, ready to adopt, if you’d like.
  • Get to know the adoptive family you’ve selected before the adoption if desired.
  • Plan how things will go at the hospital when your baby is born.
  • Customize how you want to keep in touch with your child and the adoptive parents after the adoption takes place.
  • Get access to free licensed counseling, qualified legal assistance, and support before and after the adoption.

Adoption help is just a phone call or text message away:
1-800-923-6784.

Are You Ready to Grow Your Family Through Adoption?

Is it time to grow your family through adoption?Have you been thinking about welcoming a second (or third) child into your home? For many, adoption is one of the biggest and most rewarding decisions of their lives. If you’re already a parent and would like to grow your family through adoption, there are questions to ask yourselves and factors to weigh in. Keep scrolling to discover how you can realize your dream and grow your family through adoption!

Here are some questions and concerns to keep in mind as you contemplate domestic infant adoption:

  • How will adoption affect our lives?
    Think about the areas of your lives that would be affected by a new addition. Factors to consider include time, finances, housing, scheduled commitments, and values.
  • Why do we want to adopt another child?
    There are lots of reasons why people want to parent again; some valid and some a bit questionable. Is it because you have a strong wish to parent another child? Maybe you have experience with parenting and feel confident about it. Does it feel as if there’s a missing piece in your family “puzzle”? These are all examples of good reasons to expand your family through adoption.

    However, you may wish to stop and think a little more if you want to adopt because your child wants a sibling, you want to make a difference to a “child in need,” or you believe that another child will fix your marriage.

We hope the questions and concerns we shared here are helpful as you think about whether or not to grow your family through adoption. Another child will definitely change your current family dynamic, so it’s wonderful you’re pondering your reasons for adopting.

As you think about this decision, we encourage you to seek out adoption books, blogs, and professionals that may be helpful. Recognize that the decision to adopt is ultimately a personal one. Take as much time as you need to make the best choice for you, your spouse, and your current child(ren).

Once you’re ready to start your adoption journey, you can message us or call us at 1-800-923-6784. We’ll help you begin the path towards domestic infant adoption!

Free E-book About Adoption

Click to request this free e-book about adoption The short book So I Was Thinking About Adoption gives you quick info as you consider whether adoption is the right choice for you and your child. You can download the e-book version for free! This e-book about adoption is packed with checklists, help, and advice as you consider each of your pregnancy choices. You just need to enter your email address!

So I Was Thinking About Adoption is:

* A handy pocket guide on how the adoption process works
* Full of useful and easy-to-understand info
* A good place to look for tips on how to tell your parents, friends, and the baby’s father that you’re pregnant and considering adoption
* Packed with resources you need if dealing with an unplanned pregnancy

Click here to request your free copy today! It will be emailed right to you. You can save it to look at later when you’re ready, or you can read it right now. You can read this e-book on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

We understand you may have questions that might need answering now. We’re here to help with free caring, confidential 24/7 support.

Call us anytime at 1-800-923-6784.

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An Adoption Plan for My Baby—How Does it Work?

I made an adoption plan for my babyYou might be facing an unplanned pregnancy or have a child who’s already born. Adoption is a pregnancy choice to consider. There are many resources available at no cost you. “I was only 15 when I got pregnant, and I don’t believe in abortion. I’m so glad I was able to make an adoption plan for my baby!” one woman shares. Read and learn how adoption works…
 
On our website, you’ll find lots of adoptive family profiles. Couples who are hoping to adopt have written letters sharing about their lives and what they have to offer a child.
 
We suggest that you choose two to three adoptive parents that you’re interested in speaking to or emailing. Then, call Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida, and speak with one of our caring and qualified adoption coordinators. They’re here to work with you as you search for just the right match with adoptive parents. Adoption coordinators are here to answer your questions and help you make an adoption plan for your baby. Each of our adoption coordinators is a caring woman who has a desire to help women considering adoption.
 
Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida has many resources to help, and we never charge birth families for these services. We’re also here to help if other members of your family would like to get involved in the adoption process. We encourage your baby’s father to be a part of your adoption plan as well, working with you on selecting the adoptive parents and how much openness you’d like after the adoption placement. Some women choose to get updates on their child through emails and Facebook, while others select to have visits once or twice a year. You have so many choices as you develop your adoption plan.
 

Please feel free to call or text our 24-hour adoption answer line at 1-800-923-6784 and ask to speak to an adoption coordinator.

I’m Pregnant! Now What?!



“I never thought I’d be in this situation.” Many women who are thinking about adoption for a child face circumstances that make it difficult to imagine providing for a child in the near future.
There are many reasons mothers consider adoption. Open adoption can become an unexpected and positive answer to an unexpected and worrisome situation.
If you’re unsure if you’re ready to add a baby to your life, call us to talk about your questions and to get free, confidential information about the help available to women facing unplanned pregnancy: 1-877-383-6847.

In Adoption, A Child is Not “Given Up”

If you have told your family and friends that you’re thinking of making an adoption plan for your child, may have experienced resistance and arguments.  Here’s a great saying we found by Terra Cooper from Open Adoption, Open Heart’s Facebook that may help you create a response:

“In adoption, a child is not given up. A birth mother gives life, a child a family, unconditional love. She gives a part of her heart that will never feel whole. She gives another mother a part of her heart that was always missing. An adoptive mother gives a life and family to this child. She gives unconditional love. She gives a part of her heart to another mother. You give a lot—just never give up!”

Adoptive Couple Scott and Tiffany from Florida

Scott and Tiffany have been married for 13 years and after 10 years of infertility have realized that the miracle of adoption is how they were meant to create their family. Becoming first-time parents will definitely be a dream come true for them!

Scott is a real estate account executive and is a liaison between the mortgage company and real estate brokers. Tiffany is self-employed as a Mentor/Fashion Designer and Hair/Makeup Artist. Both work from home part-time, so they have the opportunity to be at home with a child!

You can learn more about Scott and Tiffany by visiting their adoption website. If you’d like, you may also view all adoptive family profiles at AdoptionAgencyFlorida.com. If you see an adoptive family that you’re interested in, please give us a call at 1-877-383-6847.

Lifetime Adoption Agency’s Services to Birth Mothers

In this short video, you can learn from Lifetime Adoption’s Founder Mardie Caldwell the services we provide to women thinking of making an adoption plan for their baby or child:

Do you have questions about making an adoption plan? Please call Lifetime Adoption toll-free at 1-877-383-6847.

Making an Adoption Plan for Your Children?

Are you considering adoption for your older child (or children)? Lifetime Adoption has many adoptive families who are hoping to have children but can’t due to infertility so they have turned to adoption.

We at Lifetime strive to place sibling groups within one adoptive family, so your children will remain together. We encourage you to meet and get to know the adoptive couple so you’re sure they are the right fit for you and your children.  Learn more about adoption in this short video:

 

Do you have questions about making an adoption plan? Please give Lifetime Adoption a call toll-free at: 1-877-383-6847. Or, if you’d prefer, you can email us too.

What Men Want Women to Know

Before you adopt a baby or child, it’s important to first strengthen and enrich the relationship you have with your spouse. Part of this will entail understanding your husband and where he’s “coming from”.

James Michael Sama, whose mission it is to spread the “New Chivalry Movement”, recently penned an article titled “11 Things Men Want Women to know.” Sama proposes that we don’t spend enough time learning about each other and talking to each other. Head on over to JamesMSama.com to read the article in full.